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Old 23 April 2016, 16:46   #11
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Country: UK - England
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Originally Posted by Westfield View Post
....."That said, I'm a bit of a petrol head, so a jet rib is what I ideally want....

That doesn't quite compute, if it's performance you want, you're barking up the wrong tree

Sh1t happens
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Old 24 April 2016, 02:39   #12
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Ive had a few 320 jet ribs and too be honest i wouldn't have another two stroke or even the webber four stroke variant, the Yam two stroke is a very noisy the point of wearing ear defenders etc.. if you do go down this route. look at the heat exchanger. as they hold saltwater in and corrode like buggery. and propshaft bearing as they also corrode and dry up..Also the ally fuel tanks are prone to leaving especially the older ones as they never get washed off...
The four stroke version is a twin cyl turbocharged webber variant. if its a good one, well great otherwise attract electrical gremlins.. bloody expensive engine oil 60 per four litres.. you also cannot attach the consol from the front left. bad design.. its impossible.. front right can be done by undoing hatch and sticking a small hand all the way through from left to right and attempt to clip consol down
There is a dealer down south who ups the labour rate because of access of components and time taken etc. Four Stroke very quiet and extremely fast on calm water. 55mph in a 320 rib.. great fun and turn like on rails. but anything else but calm. not so good.. choppy ... forget it!

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Old 24 April 2016, 17:00   #13
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Didn't realise the 4 stroke was a Webber motor (similar was used in Polaris skis max 150 so may share some components in terms of pump etc) but parts are mega money and support hard to find Polaris pulled out of watercraft and Avon pulled out of jets....... (Tells you something?)
Edit: seems the sea sport metric used a different motor to the max 150 (supercharged not turbo and 100 not 150bhp)

What's the budget? If you want to go quick and turn heads

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